TV Today CEO Krishnan quits

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(2 Sept 2011 8:15 am)

MUMBAI: TV Today Network chief executive officer and executive director G Krishnan has quit the organisation.

Krishnan, who served for 16 long years, ended his stint on 1 September. His direct reports will now report to TV Today Network founder-promoter Aroon Purie,

“This is to inform you that G Krishnan has resigned from the services of the company with effect from 1 September. All his direct reports will report to me until further notice,” Purie stated in an internal communication.

TV Today owns and operates a string of news channels including Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Delhi Aaj Tak and Tej.

Krishnan joined the India Today Group in 1995 and was involved in the journey of Aaj Tak from a daily TV news bulletin on Doordarshan to a full-fledged Hindi news channel in 2000.

During his earlier stint at Bennett, Coleman & Company, Krishnan was instrumental in launching India’s first private FM channel, Times FM, in 1993.

Krishnan has been occupied in various roles - chairman of Media Research Users Council (MRUC), a member of the Board of Governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and founder Director of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF).
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